Transportation

Glenroy fleet who used to handle Scottish deliveries

Glenroy fleet who used to handle Scottish deliveries

Glenroy fleet who used to handle Scottish deliveries

Glenroy fleet who used to handle Scottish deliveries

Lebus lorry

Lebus lorry



Lebus lorry

Lebus lorry



Lebus lorry

Lebus lorry


Arlington Corona body on a Bedford chassis 1953

Arlington Corona body on a Bedford chassis 1953

Wades Transport lorry, subcontracted by Lebus to deliver furniture

Wades Transport lorry, subcontracted by Lebus to deliver furniture

Lebus’s first delivery van in 1902

Lebus’s first delivery van in 1902



Lorries parked at Walthamstow ? 1970s

Lorries parked at Walthamstow – 1970s

Up a welsh mountain pass around 1977

Up a welsh mountain pass around 1977

One of the final fleet ? purchased in 1978

One of the final fleet – purchased in 1978

Ladyship Mills, Halifax

Ladyship Mills, Halifax

Albion Chieftain Brough A66 loaded for Dundee 1962, Jensen behind

Albion Chieftain Brough A66 loaded for Dundee 1962, Jensen behind

Albion Victor loaded for Aberdeen 1963

Albion Victor loaded for Aberdeen 1963


Albion Victor DH Transport Manchester 1963 (702 WMX)

Albion Victor DH Transport Manchester 1963 (702 WMX)

DH Transport loaded for Inverness 1966 ex Lebus (DMV 689A)

DH Transport loaded for Inverness 1966 ex Lebus (DMV 689A)

Commer at Winsford 1968 with Michael Parsons (OLB 430E)

Commer at Winsford 1968 with Michael Parsons (OLB 430E)

Transport fleet 1967

Transport fleet 1967


Lebus Europa

Lebus Europa


Lebus Europa

Lebus Europa


Lebus Europa

3 thoughts on “Transportation

  1. Justin Tanner says:

    I can remember back to the late 70s early 80s going into the lebus yard at reading as 5/6 year old and my dad dropping/swapping bodies. I think the yard was based next to a bread distribution site? Also the delivering of furniture by himself which looking back on it must have been very hard and the box of maps in the cab that he used for finding his delivery spots a far cry from sat nav you get now! I have no photos but it was a memory joy to see the pictures of the blue and white lorries. My father was mick tanner and my uncle,Pete cropper who both worked there for a good,few years in the 70s early 80s.

    • David Birch says:

      Hi Justin I worked along your dad and uncle during my 16 years at lebus as your home was Mansfield and mine was Plymouth we had many nights out together in Reading waiting for loads after it all finished in the 80s I also worked with Mick and Ernie Holman at Castle Growers in Windsor .Hope this might be of interest to you.

      • Justin tanner says:

        Well I hope your very well David and thanks for your reply. Unfortunately my uncle died 2004 and my dad 2009. I also Went on to work at emmetts and eventually started driving there. They sold up and moved up the A47 Cambridge way. Take care of yourself.

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